William J Delany

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William J. Delany is a labor and employment attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office who focuses his practice on defending clients against Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) class actions and complex employment discrimination lawsuits. He represents clients against class action claims challenging 401(k) savings plan administration, stock drop litigation and fiduciary duty issues that arise from retiree medical and other employee benefit plan modification and/or termination. Mr. Delany counsels employee benefit plan administrators and trustees on ERISA and breach of fiduciary claims.

In addition, Mr. Delany represents employers in labor and employment cases in U.S. federal and state courts and before agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. He handles executive employment disputes, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, employment discrimination claims, and traditional labor claims that involve the labor-management relationship and individual employee rights. He also advises employers on executive misconduct and guides them through fraud investigations.

Honors & Awards

  • Who's Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Labor & Employment


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Villanova Law Review, Editor-in-Chief